A few years ago Kai and I found these framed photos at a Goodwill in Pasadena. They have moved around with us, and now hang above our bed. The mom and long haired boy look so happy on their tropical vacation. I have spent hours and hours trying to figure out where they might be. Somewhere in Mexico, Greece...maybe a tiny island in the Mediterranean? I am saving up, so as soon as I figure it out we can go!
When I was little I used to have bad dreams about the hills of San Francisco even though I had only visited a few times. Now, living in close proximity I still get the heebie-jeebies every time we drive over, or even walk across them. I feel like this painting, The Hill by Wayne Thiebaud perfectly captures their severity.
On a less fearful note, I am trying to find the best Japanese restaurant in San Francisco for our fancy fancy Valentine's Day meal...mmm.